4 bedroom character property for saleRockbourne
- Beautifully presented and maintained Grade II listed cottage
- Deceptively spacious, extended accommodation
- Sought after Downland village within walking distance of school and pub
- Sitting room, dining room and lovely conservatory
- Superbly fitted kitchen/breakfast room, utility and ground floor shower room
- Master bedroom suite with dressing area and bathroom
- 2 further double bedrooms and study/bedroom 4
- Wonderful landscaped gardens with terracing
- Detached double garage with workshop and large timber chalet/summerhouse
Believed to date in part from the 18th Century, Woodbine Cottage in an extremely appealing cottage of red brick elevation under a newly thatched (2016) roof. The original cottage has been sympathetically extended by the current owners to create a deceptively spacious house with flexible accomodation, one that is presented in a beautiful condition that marries period charm with modern luxury. A spacious sitting room with exposed beam and a wood burning stove leads to the central dining room that opens to the lovely south facing conservatory, which draws the garden in via bi-folding doors on to the terrace. The kitchen/breakfast room has been superbly fitted, whilst there is also a practical utility room and a study, which could be used as a fourth bedroom, and shower room. The first floor boasts three double bedrooms, with the master bedroom benefitting from a dressing area and en suite bathroom. The impeccable presentation and quality of the cottage is reflected in the landscaped garden which also features a versatile oak framed studio ('The Hayloft') with a separate electricity supply with water and drainage services available to be connected.
The sought after village of Rockbourne sits amidst lovely rolling Downland countryside and much of the village is a designated Conservation Area. The thriving community benefits from a reputable primary school - which is within close walking distance - a village hall, a church and popular public house. The Avonside town of Fordingbridge (4 miles) provides a comprehensive range of day to day services, including schooling, a medical/health centre, a good range of local shops, banks and a library. The excellent communications network allows ready access to the regional centres of Salisbury, Bournemouth and Southampton; all have mainline rail links to London Waterloo and there are airports at the latter two. A myriad of footpaths and bridleways exist in the surrounding area and there is magnificent out-riding to be had on Whitsbury Downs; the contrasting moor, heath and woodland of the New Forest is approximately four miles to the East.
Oak front door. Hanging for coats. Tiled floor.
7.39m (24ft 3in) maximum x 4.85m (15ft 11in) maximum reducing to 3.66m (12ft 7in). Brick fireplace housing woodburning stove. Exposed beams. Doors to conservatory. Stairs to first floor.
2.08m (6ft 10in) x 3.35m (11ft 11in). Fitted double cupboards.
5.82m (19ft 1in) x 2.44m (8ft 5in) Solid oak flooring.
3.02m (9ft 11in) x 3.66m (12ft 7in). Wooden bi-fold double glazed door opening onto the patio. Views over the garden.
4.57m (15ft 0in) x 4.27m (14ft 0in) Double aspect overlooking the garden. Flagged flooring with beamed ceiling. Granite effect work top. Excellent range of wall and base units. Belfast style sink. Space for range cooker. Integrated dishwasher and fridge.
2.11m (6ft 11in) x 4.88m (16ft 8in). Stable door opening onto the patio. Flagged flooring. Built in cupboard. Wooden work surface. Built-in wall and base units. 1 1/2 bowl sink. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Shower cubicle. W.C. Wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.
Loft access. Overstairs storage cupboard.
4.24m (13ft 11in) x 3.96m (13ft 3in) Double aspect overlooking the garden. Range of built-in wardrobe cupboards and bedside chests.
'P' shaped bath with shower over. W.C. Pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Dressing area with built-in wardrobes.
4.85m (15ft 11in) x 3.66m (12ft 0in). Range of built-in wardrobes and chest of drawers.
2.97m (9ft 9in) to front of wardrobes x 2.74m (9ft 2in). Built-in wardrobe cupboards.
W.C. Wash hand basin. Range of built-in cupboards.
A gravel driveway opens to the front of the cottage providing parking and turning space for several vehicles and access to the detached Double Garage 5.74m (18ft 10in) x 5.49m (18ft 0in) with adjoining Workshop 4.62m (15ft 2in) x 4.57m (15ft 2in).
The garden is located to the rear of the cottage and follows a shallow hillside gradient with the benefit of a south-westerly orientation. Adjoining the cottage and accessed from the conservatory is a lovely stone terrace with display areas and steps leading to a further terrace offering a variety of seating areas. A central lawn is bordered with well planted flower beds, a series of vegetable beds and orchard and there are a number of useful garden strorage outbuildings. Of note is 'The Hayloft', an impressive studio/garden chalet 3.78m (12ft 5in) x 8.23m (27ft 5in) with hardwood French double glazed door opening onto decking and electric heating (separate electricity supply with water and drainage services available to be connected).
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
New Forest District Council. Tax band F. Amount payable 2016/17: 2148.24.
Leave Fordingbridge High Street travelling West on the B3078 (sign posted Sandleheath). Enter Sandleheath and pass the village Post Office/Shop. Turn right at the crossroads (sign posted Rockbourne). Continue for approximately 1 1/2 miles and enter Rockbourne. Woodbine Cottage will be located shortly before the village hall on the left hand side.
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